Looks like a fascinating read!
: This book by her biographer William Shawcross.
: Will be available to buy this week (the
: release date is 11 Oct 2012).
: One of the great revelations of William
: Shawcross’s official biography was the Queen
: Mother’s private correspondence. Indeed, The
: Sunday Times described her letters as
: ‘wonderful ... brimful of liveliness and
: irreverence, steeliness and sweetness.’ Now,
: drawing on the vast wealth of material in
: the Royal Archives, at Glamis Castle, and
: elsewhere, Shawcross has put together a
: selection of those letters. A prolific
: correspondent from her earliest childhood to
: the very end of her life, her letters offer
: readers a vivid insight into the person
: behind the public face. Full of wit,
: hilarity, acute observation and a deeply
: held sense of duty, Queen Elizabeth’s
: letters constitute a chronicle both of her
: long life and of the twentieth century.
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